Lamentations: Mourning Songs
Grief, the Cause, Hope, Repentance, Prayer.
Background: Written by Jeremiah Following the Destruction of Jerusalem (586 BC) Theme: Mourning after God's Judgment on Jerusalem Outline: Grief, the Cause, Hope, Repentance, and Prayer Key Verse: "Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lam 3:22-23, NIV)
Lamentations Chapter Index
I. First Dirge: Jerusalems Desolation Because of Her Sin
II. Second Dirge: Gods Punishment of Jerusalems Sin
III. Third Dirge: Jeremiahs Response
3:22-23 These verses were the inspiration for the hymn "Great is Your Faithfulness." Remember the context of the desolation of Jerusalem and the exile the next time you sing this hymn.
IV. Fourth Dirge: The LORDs Anger
V. Fifth Dirge: The Remnants Response
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Updated March 2012